alcohol causes me heartburn why

Drinking alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, making it easier for stomach contents to escape into the esophagus.

  • Drinking alcohol can increase the production of acid in the stomach.

The esophagus can become more vulnerable to the damage from stomach acid when people drink alcohol.

  • Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), which in turn leads to heartburn.